Amateur road nationals to overtake Louisville

Louisville, Ky., will play host to Amateur Road National Championships presented by Papa John’s June 30-July 3 as juniors, U23s and amateur elites vie for time trial, road race and criterium titles.

The four-day competition opens with all time trial divisions at Spencer County High School in Taylorsville, Ky. There, the U23 and open men’s divisions will ride 34k, while the U23 women and all junior 15-16 and 17-18 classes will ride 21 km. Junior 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 divisions will go 10k against the clock.

Action turns to Cherokee Park Friday and Saturday for two days of road races. Friday features men’s U23/Pro Cat 1-3 and Cat 1 divisions on the 177k course, while the men’s junior 15-16 division will go 77k.

Arizona’s David Greif, 21, said he signed up for the U23 road race and crit the day before the race.

“Deciding to take on U23 Nationals was a fairly last-minute decision,” Greif said. “Last week I had been racing very well at Tour of America’s Dairyland with full intentions of going on to nationals, but after fighting a cold for the last three days of racing I wasn’t sure if I would be able to recover in time.”

Greif said the last few days he has recovered well and his legs feel good.

“I had higher expectations a week ago, but now I’m eager to just give it my best shot,” he said.


David Greif competes for UA Cycling at the Sun Devil Crit in Tempe last year.

The men’s and women’s 9-10 divisions will race 15k as well. The 100k women’s U23/Pro Cat 1-3 kicks things off on Saturday, followed by men’s and women’s 17-18 divisions, the women’s 15-16  contest, junior 11-12 and 13-14 classes.

Sunday wraps with all criterium races at Shawnee Park.

Arizona athletes

Several local athletes will compete for a national championship. Watch out for:

  • Brandon McNulty
  • Tyler Stites
  • Brendan Bengston
  • Andrew Clemence
  • Wouter Zwart
  • Cara O’Neill
  • Cyrus Hembree
  • Caleb Smith
  • Clayton Stone
  • Tristen Musselman

For full schedule, results, course maps, technical guide, volunteer information and more, visit the Amateur Road National Championships event page.